[Coral-List] ISRS

Wild, Christian c.wild at unesco.org
Fri Mar 17 07:41:59 EST 2006

Dear Jim,

Thanks for this information and apologies for not reading the general
information page more careful.

However, please find the text of the announcement now included within
this e-mail in the following.




Dr. Christian Wild


Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission 

Ocean Sciences Section

1, rue Miollis, 75015 Paris, France

Tel: (33) 1 45 68 39 78

Fax: (33) 1 45 68 58 12/10

E-mail: c.wild at unesco.org <mailto:c.wild at unesco.org> 



The organizing committee of the 2006 European ISRS Meeting would like to
call for you to attend the conference in Bremen, Germany between
September 19 and September 22, 2006. 


We are organizing the session "Reef ecological processes" and would like
to invite submission of abstracts for consideration as part of this
session. The session encourages papers that examine: 1.- Trophic
dynamics and nutrient cycling, 2.- Microbe-metazoan interactions, 3.-
Food webs and ecosystem structure.


Session abstract

In spite of decades of research on ecosystem science, many of its most
fundamental questions still revolve around the transfer of organisms,
matter, energy and related essential elements between system components.
During recent years new methodologies are allowing us a better
quantification of system fluxes and gain insight into how major
ecosystem players, both species and functional groups, may interact with
each other and the physical environment. Trophic dynamics of tropical
coral reef ecosystems has called attention because of the role of these
reefs in globally important biogeochemical processes. Studies on the
sources of essential elements as well as on the factors controlling
their uptake, and recycling are crucial ecological processes to
understand reef functioning, the evaluation of human impact and for any
conservation action. 


If you are interested in participating in this session, please submit
your abstract by May15th at:




Click on 'Registration', go to 'Abstract Submission', and assign your
abstract to session [7] "Reef ecological processes".


Please also forward copies of the abstract, indicating whether you would
prefer an oral or poster presentation, to us at:


Marta Ribes (mribes at cmima.csic.es <mailto:mribes at cmima.csic.es>  )

Christian Wild (c.wild at unesco.org <mailto:c.wild at unesco.org> )


We look forward to your participation.


Best Regards


Marta Ribes, ICM-CMIMA (CSIC), Barcelona

Christian Wild, IOC/UNESCO, Paris, and GeoBio-Center, LMU Munich.


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